Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder


  • Mfr SKU: 1005C002
  • 1920 x 1080p Recording Up to 60 fps
  • Canon 20x HD Video Lens
  • Wide DR Gamma (600%) HD Peaking
  • Dual SDXC Memory Card Slots
  • OLED 3.5″ with 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization
  • Slow/Fast Motion and Interval Recording
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with FTP Transfer

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The Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder records 1920 x 1080p Full HD video at 60 fps in MP4 format. It is equipped with a Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens and a manual focus ring that can easily be set to control the zoom instead. The camera supports Wide DR Gamma and highlight priority mode for improved image clarity. Assignable buttons and full manual control allows you to customize the shooting experience and take control of your image.

The HF G40 records to dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots. You can record to just one or both simultaneously, and the dual card slots also support Relay Recording, which automatically switches video recording to the second media card when the first one fills up. For steady shooting in a variety of conditions, the camera offers intelligent Optical Image Stabilization with powered and dynamic modes. This feature enables five-axis correction to correct camera shake throughout the full range of motion. For shot preview and image playback, the HF 40 is outfitted with a 3.5″ OLED capacitive touch display and a 0.24″ tiltable color LCD viewfinder.

The HF G40 also provides dual-band Wi-Fi technology that lets you share your videos quickly, using a variety of methods. You can use compatible wireless networks, wireless hotspots, or iOS mobile devices to share footage. You can also use Wi-Fi to back up and quickly transfer files. Canon equipped the HF G40 with a number of professional shooting functions and advanced display features including Focus Assist, Zebra Pattern, Color Bars, Test Tone. Slow and Fast motion recording is available as well as interval (timelapse). Some of the camera’s other features include Audio Scene Select, headphone and microphone jacks, HDMI connectivity and a Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe that supports attachment of a variety of shooting aids including lights and microphones.

Genuine Canon 20x HD Video Lens
8-Blade Circular Aperture & Hybrid Focusing System
Custom Key and Dial
Compositional Aids
Zebra, Color Bars, and Test Tone
Gain Control
Power Zoom
Focus Assist and High definition Peaking
AVCHD & MP4 Recording Formats
Slow-Motion & Fast-Motion Recording
Built-In Dual-Band Wi-Fi
Remote Operation Through Wi-Fi
LANC Control
OLED 3.5" Capacitive Touch Display
Tilt Electronic 0.24" Color LCD Viewfinder
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card Slots with Relay Recording
Wide DR Mode
Highlight Priority Mode
View Assist for Highlight Priority Mode
High-Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery
Intelligent Optical Image Stabilization System
Linear PCM Audio Recording
Audio Scene Select
Optional Canon WM-V1 Wireless Microphone
Focus Assist
Zebra, Color Bars, Test Tone
Composition Aids
Versatile Mini Advanced Accessory Shoe

3.09 Megapixel 1/2.84″ CMOS


Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Batteries

Charging Method

AC Adapter

Operating Temperature

23 – 113°F (-5 – 45°C) 60% Relative Humidity 32 – 104°F (0 – 40°C) 85% Relative Humidity

Dimensions (WxHxD)

4.3 x 3.3 x 7.2″ / 10.9 x 8.4 x 18.3 cm not including lens hood


1.68 lb / 765 g including grip belt

Headphone Jack


Memory Card Type


System Requirements

Not Specified By Manufacturer

Microphone Input


Color Filter


Still Image Resolution

JPEG: 2.91 Megapixel, 2136 x 1362

Pixel Gross


Effective Pixels

2136 – 1362 @ Video 16:9

Focal Length

3.67 – 73.4 mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

26.8 – 576 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Standard IS/IS Off 28.8 – 576 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Dynamic IS

Maximum Aperture

f/ 1.8 – f/ 2.8


Optical: 20x

Filter Size

58 mm



Recording Media


Video Format

High Definition AVCHD 1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps 1920 x 1080i 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps High Definition MP4 1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps 1920 x 1080p / 23.98 fps 1280 x 720p / 29.97 fps 1280 x 720p / 23.98 fps 640 x 360p / 29.97 fps 640 x 360p / 23.98 fps


2.0-Channel Stereo


1x HDMI C (Mini) 1x USB 2.0 1x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Stereo Mini

Audio Format

Dolby Digital 2ch Dolby Digital AC3



Display Type


Screen Size


Pixel Count



1.2 (1/30 sec with auto slow shutter on) .1 (Shutter speed 1/2 sec)

White Balance Modes

Auto Cloudy Daylight Fluorescent Fluorescent H Shade Tungsten

Built-in Mic




Tripod Mount

1/4″ – 20


1x LANC Terminal 2.5 mm 1x 1/8″ (3.5 mm) Stereo Input (Jack) Mic


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